Gunter, whose story first appeared in this journal in August 2016 ("Telling the human story to improve patient safety", p28-29) has been a regular speaker at HQSC
adverse events seminars.
We welcome the opportunity to convey those experiences to the HQSC
, their nurse advisers or Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui, if nurses feel we could be a safe method of anonymous communication.
In New Zealand, the Health, Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC
) has developed the The National Medication Safety Programme, which aims to significantly reduce the number of New Zealanders harmed each year by medication errors, not only in hospitals but across the entire health and disability sector (2011).
Medication safety has been chosen as the theme due to the large number of medication errors in New Zealand, according to HQSC
medication safety specialist Billy Allan.
From her new home in Marahau near Nelson (the family moved there in January for a fresh start), Gunter has continued working with Bousfield to promote the DVD, which has now been screened at Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC
) seminars focusing on adverse hospital events.
She was one of five IPC specialists who helped train hand hygiene auditors around the country for the Health Quality & Safety Commission's (HQSC
) Hand Hygiene New Zealand programmme.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC
) is recommending data on surgical performance and other health care outcomes are publicly reported at a provider, department or team level.
However, these deaths were not necessarily a result of the adverse event, the Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC
) report stated.
A proposal has been developed by the SSII project team for caesarean section to be the third procedure targeted to improve surgical site infections and will be part of the HQSC
prioritisation process that runs during July to September 2015.
BETTER HAND hygiene habits are now embedded in our hospitals, according to the Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC